MYRA Jones’ letter (Your views, Times, May 28) displays a selfish and typical ‘NIMBY’ attitude. Never mind the 150 people who have lost their jobs, never mind the many business that have had to close or relocate at great expense, never mind any one else, because I’m all right Jack. It’s like the city folk who move to the country …Read More »
I MAY be missing something here but I am sure people would want to know how the owner of Stagecoach could buy Manston in November last for £1 and then, less than six months later, we hear she turned down £8 million for the sale of it. Surely when it was sold to her there must have been some kind …Read More »
Does Mr Illsley of Why Not Manston? think that the airport exists purely for his benefit to be able to have “the sheer pleasure of the rapid processing that Manston delivers” (Airport Loss Would Be Blow For Area, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, April 3)? Does he not comprehend that if the airport becomes a success that he will …Read More »
THROUGH the medium of this paper, you can let Cllr Peter Vickery hyphen Jones know that I am a DFL and no one has shouted louder for the expansion of Manston than me (Your views, March 27). I have written to the Transport Minister and our local MP Sir Roger Gale and even to the Prime Minister. Manston needs to …Read More »
THE vultures will soon be circling over Manston, no doubt wearing cheesy grins, shedding crocodile tears and screaming “not my fault”. These birds of doom can legitimately be categorised as DFLs, invariably retired, invariably elderly with time on their hands and invariably devoid of any vestige of social conscience. The possible loss of such a valuable asset for the whole …Read More »
LETTER OF OBJECTION AGAINST NIGHT FLIGHTS; to T.D.C.; MANSTON NIGHT FLIGHTS
The consideration of granting permission for night time flights based on jobs in this issue, must be dealt with on facts rather than hope using information supplied by the party who stands to gain. Quite understandably this information will be biased, as Infratil and their shareholders will gain considerably just by increasing their asset value should the Airport be given night flying permission even if it is never used. With that in mind, should you grant permission, as a protection I would suggest you impose a 'Windfall Tax' of 50% of their profits should they sell the asset within the next 10 years. If they are genuine in their intentions they will have no objections whatsoever to these conditions.Read More »
This email is to register that I am AGAINST night flights between 11pm and 7am to & from Manston Airport.
There are many occasions (particularly on Sundays) when aircraft approaching Manston fly very low close to my home. Although this is bearable during the daytime, it will not be during the night as my sleep will be disturbed.
I am sending this email to register that I am AGAINST NIGHT FLIGHTS between 11pm and 7am.
I feel that as I am so close to the flight path, night flights would not only disrupt my sleep but also that of my young children and that in turn would affect their ability to learn at school.Read More »